Author: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Managing the symptoms of menopause

Managing the symptoms of menopause

Recognize the Signs to Find the Relief You Need Women often dread or fear menopause. But for many, it can
A selfless act of love changed one couple’s life

A selfless act of love changed one couple’s life

Renée gave birth to a beautiful baby boy at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital on February 8, 2020. His journey
It’s True: Face Masks Protect Communities from Covid

It’s True: Face Masks Protect Communities from Covid

Make Masking Up Your Contribution to Fighting Coronavirus Masks may take a little getting used to, but as coronavirus numbers
Your heart rate says a lot about you

Your heart rate says a lot about you

  Your heart beats about 115,000 times in 24 hours, faithfully circulating blood throughout your body. That’s probably not something
Are statin medications right for you?

Are statin medications right for you?

About 40 million Americans take a statin medication to lower their LDL cholesterol and reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease.
Seven essential men’s health screenings

Seven essential men’s health screenings

Why you should get over your dread of the doctor right now Unlike women, who are often referred to a
Summer vaginal health

Summer vaginal health

Summer vaginal health: take care ‘down there’ Summer is a great time to catch up on medical exams and screenings.
Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s?

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s?

  If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you know that the experience is both a gift and
Beyond bugs: snakebites and jellyfish stings

Beyond bugs: snakebites and jellyfish stings

Common outdoor pests can put a damper on summer plans. But some less-common bites and stings—like those from snakes or
How to combat the coronavirus blues

How to combat the coronavirus blues

Nearly half of people in the United States say the coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, according to
COVID-19 Healthcare Hero

COVID-19 Healthcare Hero

During this global pandemic, our teammates are bravely fighting for our community and one another, and we want them to
Graduating Class of COVID-19

Graduating Class of COVID-19

  August 2019 marked the start of my final year at the College of Charleston. More knowledgeable, prepared and mature,
It’s high season for allergies. Are you ready?

It’s high season for allergies. Are you ready?

  Sneezing? Check. Stuffy nose? Yes. Watery eyes? Yup. Must be allergy season in South Carolina. Seasonal allergies are caused by
RN Raises Money for Alzheimer’s Association Before Shaving His Thick Beard

RN Raises Money for Alzheimer’s Association Before Shaving His Thick Beard

When RN Mike Benson learned he would need to shave his 10-year-old beard, he didn’t hesitate during this COVID-19 crisis.
10 Women Who Made Their Mark in Medicine

10 Women Who Made Their Mark in Medicine

Trailblazers, innovators and wartime heroines Women have been making their mark in medicine for centuries Women have made significant contributions
Keeping a Routine in Times of Change

Keeping a Routine in Times of Change

These are challenging times for us all. Parents are wearing many hats right now, caring for ourselves, our children and
Sonia lost a lot of weight, but gained much more

Sonia lost a lot of weight, but gained much more

During her younger years, Sonia spent most of her time caring for the needs of her family, while often ignoring
HIV/AIDS Infection Rates Continue to Rise in the South

HIV/AIDS Infection Rates Continue to Rise in the South

  Understanding, diagnosing and treating HIV and AIDS has come a long way since the early 1980s, when the virus
Adults with ADHD: resolve to reach your goals

Adults with ADHD: resolve to reach your goals

  For many, the new year brings resolutions and the desire to get organized. But for some adults, staying focused
Teammate Honored for Her Heroic Actions

Teammate Honored for Her Heroic Actions

One Roper St. Francis Healthcare teammate recently was recognized with an award for her heroic actions in helping to find